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Liver Enzymes, Elevated (Hypertransaminasemia)


What Are Elevated Liver Enzymes?

Hypertransaminasemia is a chronic condition of elevated blood liver transaminase enzymes, commonly called “liver enzymes,” that signifies hepatocellular (liver) injury.

Q: What are serum transaminases?

A: Transaminases are the liver enzymes ALT and AST. ALT is the abbreviation for alanine aminotransferase enzyme and AST is the abbreviation for aspartate aminotransferase enzyme.

Transaminases are commonly measured in routine blood tests to determine liver function. Elevated ALT and AST transaminases  indicate inflammation of the liver. Other specific tests must follow to determine the cause of inflammation.

What Is Hypertransaminasemia In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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